Meeting with a car accident attorney for a consultation gives you the opportunity to learn more about the attorney and how they operate. Many people focus on questions about the attorney's background, education and fees. However, communication is extremely important when it comes to your case, so you should take the time to ask a few communication-related questions as well. Here are three important communication-related questions to ask a car accident attorney during your consultation.
How Frequently Will You Provide Me With Updates on My Case?
One of the first questions that you should ask a car accident attorney in relation to communication is how frequently they will provide you with an update on your case. Some attorneys will not provide you with any information. They will only communicate with you if there is something needed from you. Other attorneys will communicate with you when there is a major status update. Other attorneys take the time to communicate frequently with their clients. They may communicate every 60 to 90 days to keep you up-to-date on where your case stands and what they have been working on. Some clients prefer not to hear anything unless there is something to hear, while others want to be kept in the loop. Find an attorney who shares your communicate vision.
How Will You Communicate With Me?
Another important communication-related question to ask a car accident attorney is how they will communicate with you. Some attorneys will call you, while some may shoot over an email or a letter. In some cases, communication will be handled by staff members, such as paralegals or support staff. In other cases, the attorney himself will call you. Always ask how a law firm communicates with you and who does the communicating.
How Quickly Will You Call Back After a Message is Left?
The final question to ask a car accident attorney about communication is how quickly they will call back or communicate back if you call them and leave a message. Some firms try to return your call within 24 hours on business days, while others may take a few days to get back to you. If you have a question, you likely want a firm that can get back to you in a timely manner, so asking this question helps you to find that.
Taking the time to ask key communication-related questions during your consultation with a car accident attorney will help you understand how the attorney will communicate with you in regards to status updates and if you have a question. This allows you to hone in on the car accident attorney who is best suited to assist you with your case.Share
5 September 2019
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